I'm quite sad that Sue had decided to end her Colours of the Month Challenge. I've really enjoyed challenging myself to find interesting ways to show the colours of our seasons. In the early years of photography, I had my own darkroom and took a lot of black and white photos. I even did a bit of freelancing for a magazine. It's been fun getting back into picture taking and I have to say, I love digital cameras. I miss a bit of the surprise and control of the darkroom, but once I figure out how to process RAW, I'm sure I'll get that back as well.
Anyway, here are the colours of southern Ontario for October.
The last of the red Maple leaves in the garden. Against the blue sky, the colours were perfect.
Milkweed with the seed pods opening. A few of us had a grand time letting the little fluffy seed bits fly around while we played. I'm only sorry that I didn't have the clippers with me. While Milkweed is food for Monarch butterflies, it's also perennial. I would have liked to have clipped the stalks to try to process for fibre while knowing the plant would grow back next year to feed the Monarchs.